Corey Maggette would be a dream come true for the Nuggets as a starting shooting guard. He has one of the best bodies in the NBA, and as the Nuggets saw in the first round, he can be a headache to guard. Maggette lit the Nuggets up for an average of 17 points per game and continued to keep the scoring consistent by posting an average of 14 points per game against Phoenix. In the regular season, Maggette averaged 17.8 points, but more impressive than that is he hit the glass on both the defensive and offensive end in the playoffs. Maggette was snaring 7.3 boards a game in the 2006 playoffs, averaging better than eight against the Suns. He essentially provides the Nuggets with a second option on offense and could relieve some of the rebounding stress the Nuggets feel when Earl Boykins runs the point.
Would I be glad that Corey Maggette, even though he is a Dukie, were to become a Nugget? The answer is damn straight! This guy causes all kinds of match up problems because of his strength and athleticism and could instantly become the Nuggets number two scorer. Place him in the starting line up with Camby, Nene, ‘Melo, and Andre Miller and we got a legit five that can bang with anyone.